There is a recurring them in some of my quilts........cats! If it's not cat quilts, it's cat fabric. There's the quilt that I made for the Dubuque Humane Society Auction.
There's the quilt that I made just because I liked the kitty theme and actually quilted the names of my 4 cats in it. (Our cat, Mihouse, is now in kitty heaven)
My shadow kitty wall hanging that ended up going to the Dubuque Humane Society also
My paper pieced kitty that you have already seen that I made for myself and the Dubuque Humane Society.
Not to mention the numerous quilts with kitty fabric included in them. (One reason why I LOVE Laurel Burch fabric. Bright colors AND cats!)
My cats, Bart, Krusty and Patches, love to curl up in my quilts, finished and in progress. I have gotten to the point where I must keep my sewing room door shut when I'm not in there working. Otherwise, they will make a nest in my quilt that I'm working on or dig through the batting and nest in there.
A few years ago, hubby asked if I would make a quilt that he could use to nap with in command central. (That would be his recliner!) I was ever so happy to accommodate a request, I obliged. So I made him a quilt from the variable star pattern.
Not only only has hubby claimed this quilt for himself, but one of my 4 legged boys, Patches, has also claimed this quilt. Patch, somehow last summer tore his Achilles tendon and was in a little kitty cast for about a month. So every night hubby would carry him downstairs and sit in the chair with him and the quilt. (For a guy who really didn't like cats when we got married, I have converted him!!! ) They would sit for hours while Patches got his rubs for the evening. I guess that Patch must have enjoyed his nightly rubs, and he has now come to expect it. But the funny thing is, Patch now looks to see if hubby has the quilt when he is in the chair. If he doesn't, Patch gives him a look of disdain and goes to the couch. When hubby gets the quilt, I'll tell Patch that daddy has your blankie, go get your rubs and he immediately runs and jumps in hubby's lap. Whoever said that animals are dumb and don't know what we say to them, never actually had a cat. Here is a picture of hubby and Patches for their nightly rub with the quilt.
There's nothing better than a quilt and a tummy rub in Patches opinion!
As I said before, I would have a zoo if hubby would let me. I wonder what Patch and hubby would say about sharing their quilt with a goat? Well, may not.